A New York federal judge on Thursday overturned Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in the Deflategate scandal, giving the star New England Patriots quarterback a measure of vindication and dealing a crushing blow to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh gave final approval Wednesday to a $415 million settlement ending an antitrust class action that accused Apple Inc., Google Inc. and others of illegally agreeing not to poach each other’s engineers, and also signed off on more than $40 million in attorneys’ fees.
The gloves are off in the battle between broadcasters and pay-TV providers over negotiations for the retransmission of broadcast TV signals, with a Dish Network Corp. official on Wednesday accusing broadcasters of exploiting the rules as the industry gears up for the Federal Communications Commission’s formal review of the system.
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether several inter-dealer brokers have colluded to thwart competition from rival trading and price-listing services for pricing data on secondary sales of municipal bonds, according to sources close to the probe.
NEC Tokin Corp. has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $13.8 million criminal fine for being part of a group of capacitor manufacturers that for more than a decade conspired to fix prices for electrolytic capacitors, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.
A federal judge ordered the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday to stop dragging its heels on a rule outlined under the Dodd-Frank Act that will force oil, gas and minerals extractors to report when they make payments to foreign governments.
The Obama administration's nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran has the minimum 34 votes it needs in the U.S. Senate to prevent a two-thirds majority from blocking passage after Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., threw her support behind the agreement Wednesday.
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